Thunder Bay – After a day with only a single case reported, and with good news that there were no resident cases at Southbridge Roseview, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at the Hogarth Riverview Manor.
Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) and St. Joseph’s Care Group have confirmed that an outbreak has been declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), 4 th Floor (Lilac – 4 South and Iris – 4 North resident home area) in Thunder Bay.
One staff member was recently confirmed to have COVID-19. Consistent with provincial guidelines, the outbreak declaration for COVID-19 in a long-term care home is made when one staff or resident is found to be positive for COVID-19.
This low threshold for declaring an outbreak ensures that outbreak management measures, including increased infection prevention and control practices, can be put in place swiftly to contain any further spread.
In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Care Group, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced surveillance and testing activities and on-site inspection.
There are no reported cases of the virus in residents of the facility.
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